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Dani Alves to Wear Number 23 at Juventus in ‘Honour of LeBron James’

Dani Alves to Wear Number 23 at Juventus in ‘Honour of LeBron James’

Dani Alves will wear number 23 at Juventus in honour of NBA superstar LeBron James.

The Brazilian full-back was today paraded as Juve’s latest summer signing after leaving Barcelona earlier this month.

He’s penned a two-year deal at the Italian champions and immediately set his sights on achieving success domestically and in Europe.

And Alves has also revealed why he’ll wear the number 23 at Juve – after previously wearing six and 22 during his time at the Camp Nou.

Speaking at his Juve press conference today, Alves said:

There’s actually a long list of famous athletes who have worn the number 23, with Michael Jordan becoming one of the greatest basketball players of all-time wearing 23, while David Beckham and now James have a connection with the number too.

LeBron is the talk of the NBA right now after he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA Championship win over the Golden State Warriors.

That was his third NBA title – and third Finals MVP performance – so it’s no surprise a big basketball fan like Alves is paying his own tribute to the Cavs star man.

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